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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full bodied porter that gets its dark luscious color from the generous use of roasted malts. You’ll get just the right amount of chocolate and peanut butter to question whether you’re drinking a glass of delicious suds or popping a peanut butter cup in your mouth.

Added by Mizahri on 05-28-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
364
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
35.11%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
135
For Trade:
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up a few weeks back at the ShopRite Liquors in Wharton. I never had this before and the other offerings that I've had from Horny Goat were less than stellar. This one was the best of the bunch so far and pretty much lived up to it's name. While weak on the chocolate, this was strong enough in body and would make a a great dessert beer on it's own, even if it wasn't as strong and roasted as other Porters that I've had in the past.

The pour to this was as to be expected, with a dark brown hue and a sufficient head that didn't last terribly long. There were a couple of rings of lacing as I made my way through this, but nothing spectacular stuck to the side of my pint glass. The aroma had some peanut butter and soda in it, which were much stronger in the taste. Not a lot of chocolate but what was there seemed like it was of the milk persuasion. Some stickiness to this as there was a hint of molasses underneath everything. The carbonation was good, the mouthfeel was creamy, and this felt like a mass-market peanut butter candy bar in liquid form, from start to finish.

While not strong in the alcohol department, there was enough here that I could feel slight buzz by the time I finished this off. There was too much peanut butter here to let this beer shine on its own and calling it a Porter would be a bit of a stretch but by itself, I found it to be fun and enjoyable. No one could possibly be offended by this and with a good Reese's or Praline dessert, this would be enhanced by quite a bit. God stuff that's not too heavy for the warmer weather that's finally settling in.

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Photo of suzychesser
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting for this to come back in season and this year it's available in cans. Same great taste, not too sweet, but yummy none the less. Smells like the most heavenly peanut butter treat that can't possibly be coming from a beer, but lo, it is true.

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Photo of BigBry
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Standard sized bottle, brought back from the States.
It poured dark brown, with an inch of tan foam.
The smell is peanut butter, and some sweet chocolate. I was skeptical, but is really does smell nice.
The taste has more chocolate roasted malts. A bit nutty, and more on the sweet side. Peanut butter is not nearly pronounced in the flavor as the aroma.
The body is medium, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Better than expected, was assuming it would be overly sweet or artificial, but this one actually worked nicely.

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Photo of 303beer
4.62/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

UPDATED INFO - this beer used to be available in 4 pack bottles. Now it comes in six pack cans for a cheaper price. It does not taste the same. Now it is has less peanut butter character on the backend and more hop profile. If you ask me it's a watered-down version and a sad day for me. I totally loved this beer. Current score 3.75

Crack it. Pour it. Smells of a roast peanut butter cup. Can't see through it when held to light in a pint glass. Smooth mouth feel. Lasting roasted peanut flavor. I don't know if they set out to make a peanut butter beer and hit it dead on or if they made it, tasted it and named it. Eigher way it is exactly what they named it. Good job to the brewers at horny goat.

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Photo of papman
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

This beer is amazing. Aroma is pure peanut butter madness. Sure it's slightly artificial but so is peanut butter. This beer is one of my favorites and on par with the best specialty beer I have ever found. I bought all I can get my hands on. Awesome beer. Don't be a beer snob.

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Photo of leantom
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. Better than Sweet Baby Jesus, which is very similar. Here goes:

A: Deep black with somewhat of a red hue. Pours a modest head that leaves very good lacing.

S: Great. Lots of peanut butter cup, nuts, rich chocolate and some coffee. Great.

T: Unfortunately, the smell doesn't translate to the taste very well. While a good beer, I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of sweet malt. Initial tastes of deeply roasted peanut and coffee. Some chocolate, but this is overly burnt and not at all sweet. Good, but nothing to write home about.

F: Very rich and creamy.

O: Good beer; just wish it was sweeter. Like in SBJ, the smell was somewhat deceptive.

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Photo of whit_knee_41
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass the beer was a very dark brown, near black, color. A decent size tan head with plenty of lace.
Aroma of chocolate and peanut butter.
Taste followed the nose. Chocolate and peanut butter. A little coffee.
There was an unpleasant sharpness to the mouthfeel. Happy to drink what I have, but won't be buying this again.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a big creamy brown head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is strong roast chocolate and peanut butter.

The flavor is roast chocolate and big peanut butter and a bit of an acidic finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, very interesting lots of roasted chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, dark brown in color, with one inch head. Taste is as advertised--big thick peanut butter, light milk chocolate, and cream. Sweet and medium heavy bodied. Really nice dessert beer. I like Sweet Baby Jesus by DuClaw more, but this is one of the few other peanut butter beers I would put in its class.

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Photo of gibgink
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rsquared59
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.8/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Immediately after cracking the bottle open the aromas of chocolatey peanut butter smash against your nasal cavity!

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Photo of bennynewz
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryan3312
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that as you sip it just gets better and better. The peanut butter hangs on your tongue for a nice after taste and the chocolate hits you instantly. Has a rich chocolate smell to it, with a low carbonation feel. This is defiantly a beer for the bucket list. Cheers!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'd prefer more beer in my beer. Great looking in the glass and this beer also leaves nice drapery on the glass, but this was just overkill by off tasting chocolate and peanut butter.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.34/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.88/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cuttlery
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

My wife purchased this and I figured I'd give it a whirl. When you crack it open it smells like a reeses peanut butter cup, bonus for that. It also pours nicely. It however tastes like really bad chocolate mixed with really bad peanut butter. I actually drank half the can and poured it out. I waited a week and tried the second simply based off the smell with the same results. Not a fan.

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Horny Goat Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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